Decked with Holly by Marni Bates // Not enough holiday cheer

Decked with Holly by Marni Bates Paperback, 244 pages Published September 25th 2012 by K-Teen ✰✰ Smartly blending of-the-moment pop culture references and timeless themes, Bates follows her YA debut, “Awkward”, with a hilarious, over-the-top adventure about a teen girl who becomes the fake girlfriend of a cute rock star. Taking a Christmas cruise with her […]

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Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, Part IV // Back to Southern Gothic Plantation, Murderous Prairie, and The Kardashians in Greek Mythology

Persuasion by Martina Boone ebook, 464 pages Published October 27th 2015 by Simon Pulse ✰✰✰ Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie’s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation under siege. Ghost-hunters hope to glimpse the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire […]

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Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part I // Murder, Gay Royals, and more Murder

The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell e-ARC, 351 pages Published June 18th 2019 by Penguin Books ✰✰✰✰.5 A thrilling Victorian gothic horror tale about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. […]

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han // Bittersweet, nostalgic, and yet a perfect ending💖

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han ebook, 336 pages Published May 2nd 2017 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers ✰✰✰✰.5 Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl […]

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince Holly Black E-book, 384 pages Published January 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers ✰✰✰✰ Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than […]

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